Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL -- ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
This nonfiction early reader uses color photographs to detail life in the Amazon rainforest, focusing specifically on different types of animals living in the five main layers.
Despite being labeled as a "Young Reader" book, this one does not shy away from the violence that comes with surviving in the rainforest; in fact, so many animals eat each other in these 48 pages that it's hard to believe anything is left alive in the actual rainforest. While some readers will enjoy this unflinching look at life and death, more sensitive ones may wish to stay away. That said, the pictures are lovely, and the layout works well.
Reviewer: Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist